Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Oppressed; tyrannized.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Trodden down; trampled upon; tyrannized over.

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  • adjective figuratively Opressed, persecuted or subjugated.
  • adjective Trodden down.
  • verb Past participle of downtrod

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective abused or oppressed by people in power

Etymologies

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From the past participle of downtrod.

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